Can You Swap Salted and Unsalted Butter in Baking?

Do you ever round up all of the exciting, far-reaching ingredients you need for a baking project (Rooibos tea leaves! Golden syrup! Prune butter!), completely overlooking the basics? Obviously have butter, you think.

Do you ever round up all of the exciting, far-reaching ingredients you need for a baking project (Rooibos tea leaves! Golden syrup! Prune butter!), completely overlooking the basics? Obviously have butter, you think.

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Except you return home, flushed on the high that is tracking down goat milk, only to realize you have salted butter, and the recipe calls for unsalted. Or the other way around. So it's time to get creative: Can they be used interchangeably by adding or reducing the amount of additional salt used?

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10 Hearty Recipes That Prove Dried Beans Are Here for You

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


A confession: When a recipe calls for soaking dried beans overnight, I nearly never do it. I would normally just go to the store, buy a can of beans, open it, and proceed from there. I’ve just saved myself 12 hours, I think.

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